Trump Immigration Head Rewrites Iconic Statue of Liberty Poem to Justify New Immigration Restrictions

Aug 13, 2019 - Time Magazine

A top Trump immigration official offered an edit to the iconic poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in the wake of the Administration’s newly announced plan making it tougher for some immigrants to obtain green cards.

Schoolchildren nationwide are often taught Emma Lazarus’s sonnet “The New Colossus,” which reads, in part, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

But U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cucc...